EACH organises major international conferences on healthcare communication research and teaching to bring together the community of healthcare researchers, educators and practitioners as well as workshops, courses and meetings on specific research and teaching components of healthcare communication for teachers and researchers.
Hosted by AACH in partnership with EACH
The 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare was held in Baltimore.
The ICCH conference, hosted by EACH, in 2016 took place in Heidelberg from 7 – 10 September.
Patient Educ Couns 2014; 96(3):271-2
Patient Educ Couns 2013; 92(3):283-5
Patient Educ Couns 2012; 88(3):357-8
Patient Educ Couns 2011; 84(3):283-6
Patient Educ Couns 2010; 80(3): 285-287
Patient Educ Couns 2009; 76(3):293-5
Patient Educ Couns 2008; 72(3); 357–358
Patient Educ Couns 2007; 67(3):241-5
Patient Educ Couns 2006; 62(3): 285–287
Patient Educ Couns 2006; 60(3):263-6.
Patient Educ Couns 2003; 50(3):227-8
History of ICCH conferences
The conference series was started by Gregory Makoul and Theo Schofield with hopes that it would take off as an academic ‘international home for educators and researchers’ – to foster exchange of ideas at the intersection of teaching and research as well as about work in different countries. The series was designed to bring together educators and researchers for an exploration of ideas, innovations, and current practice in communication and medical education. Many productive collaborative relationships were generated at the earliest International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, which was held in Oxford in 1996. That conference was attended by more than 200 people from 20 different countries.
The early conferences had different names and the first ICCH conference organised by EACH was held in 2002 in Warwick. The first ICCH conference organised by AACH was held in 2005 in Chicago. Since then the ICCH is organised alternately on the European and American continent and welcomes every year more delegates, in 2018 and 2019 more than 600.